i have ben thinking alot about new strategys and this one seems feasible. since almost all players use massive amounts of trade, parking a few scout ships with weapons armed inside a system with lots of trade ships running through it. now destroying enemy trade ships wont do any permanent damage unless you can destroy large numbers of them and keep destroying them but you get money from each ship destroyed plus they lose income. if you can keep destroying theses ships, preferably having these small raider fleets operating in 3-4 systems at anygiven time, then you can effectivly cripple your oppenent. plus if you tie up resources by make him build either new ships or send his existing fleet, youve made him commit forces that could be used agaisnt your fleets or increase his upkeep. either of these are acceptable outcomes. i have yet to test this strat any who is willing please let me know.